A Bit About Therina
I am a Utah native. My most favorite thing in the world is my family. My husband Don and I have been married since 1978. We have 4 awesome children, and 7 grand children. Families are the best way to learn about different personalities! All raised in the same house yet very different. We do have all seasons in our family. I love reading, oil painting, photography, running, biking, cooking, my list of hobbies goes on and on. I love watching the sunrise and the sunset. Nature is so amazing! I have worked as a hairstylist for a day or two. This is where my interest in people watching developed into creating My Fashion Revolution.
I have noticed and loved fashion all my life. As a child my Mother made my clothes or they came from a bag someone gave us. I loved taking the clothes out of the bag and hoping I was lucky enough that they would fit me. I do remember noticing how some things looked good and other styles did not. I recall noticing when the midi-dress length was a new style. My mother sat up late and made me a calf length dress. It was big orange gingham checked. The dress was very cool, but as I recall I think I wore purple knee high sox and tennis shoes with that dress. What a site! I was in 5th grade. Maxi dresses were the rage then. I recall being afraid my new length of dress might just look like it was a “flood” (that’s what we called pants that were too short.) It was risky wearing something different.
That year in school I remember having a guest speaker come and talk to us about how to match our clothes. It was fascinating to me. As I sat there I looked down at my clothes and realized they did not match! That day I had on blue and white striped denim pants and a totally different color of blue sweater with red stripes on the front in a v-shaped pattern. Not a pretty combination. I could hardly wait to get home and change. How embarrassing to not match, a concept I had never heard of! I am pretty sure Mr. Pierson had that lady come and talk to our class because of my wardrobe choices. Never did my Mother tell me my clothes didn’t match. My Mother was practical, she had 8 children, and as long as our clothes were clean we were in good to go.
Check out my birthday photo. To bad it is black and white! The top is blue and white gingham, the pants were deep orange yellow jungle animals. NOT good colors or prints together even by today’s ‘‘anything goes’’ standard. From that 5th grade class on, I have loved putting outfits together. (Thank you Mr. Pierson)
I was very obsessed with color analysis in the early 80’s. I loved it so much that I taught color analysis classes in homes, and in hotel rooms. We had lots of fun! Here we are today teaching from the internet. (just see how things change if you live long enough.)